When Josh Jacobs was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, he received a signing bonus of $6.7 million. The story of the star running back from the University of Alabama quickly circulated, featured in the headlines in major media outlets such as USA Today, NBC News, ESPN, and more.
What is the story of the U.S. economy?
Not unlike the proverbial elephant subject to scrutiny by a band of blind men, the nation’s economy is subject to multiple narrative descriptions depending on which component of the beast, whether our economy or an elephant, the blind man massages.
Trump’s controversial tweet about sending the squad of four— Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar—back to where they came from has certainly captured the media’s attention the past week, recycling seemingly endless and pointless debate about whether or not Trump is a racist
"We have the ability to help people who truly need it the most. We have the ability to make a decision today that will save lives — potentially thousands.
“It's the first time a state nullified local wage ordinances already in effect and forced [local] jurisdictions to [immediately] reduce minimum wages that were previously raised.”
With each announcement the shock and trauma of what’s happening to this country, the civil rights of its citizens, and future of the free press is felt all over again.
The election results will the story of the hopes and dreams this country has for its future.
Our values, national identity and enduring power of the Constitution, even democracy itself are in question; it is a frightening aberration.
“With all of our country’s resources, no child...should ever go to sleep hungry or without a place to call home. We have to do better."
Clinton promises to be a champion for education by not taking advice from people interested in breaking unions and privatizing schools.
While Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is talking about poverty while attempting to slash programs for the poor, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be speaking about the real issues that are confronting the poor during a two-day driving tour of Appalachia.
Attorney General Lynch demands a halt to criminalizing homelessness for profit.
Reagan ushered in the first step of fascism, economic stagnation, when his extremist trickle down economic theory was imposed on the nation
The percentage of middle-class households dropped in every state in the Union between 2000 and 2013, along with median income
"The two Democratic presidents have produced jobs at 7 times the rate of the two Bushes or 2.1 million versus 300,000 per year."
According to pediatricians, doctors should start screening their child patients for hunger, and the lesser-known problem of food insecurity
The Obama White House this week took steps to force communities to halt the "cruel, inhumane, and degrading" treatment of the homeless
The only regard Charles or David Koch have for the poor is keeping them in poverty and subjugated to the rich at any cost
It is likely that Walker's idea that poverty wages are living wages came directly from the Kochs, who see American workers as peasants
Fox News responded to being called out by President Obama by suggesting that poverty would be solved if African-Americans would stop being lazy and go get jobs.